It would be a vast understatement to say that Justin Mychals’ music is a journey to simpler times. His unique style, best described as Appalachian Mountain Soul, recounts stories like those of his Daddy and Granddaddy, runnin’ moonshine in the late 1920s, to avoid working the local mines. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, bass) takes storytelling inspirations from long-time greats like Merle Haggard, Harry Chapin and Jim Croce.
Justin is preparing to release a new single, “Die With An Empty Gun,” which will be the first song from his next album slated to drop later this year. He has released three albums to date: Days of Thunder (1998,) Mandolin Morning (2014) and Lilac (2018.) All three albums were self-produced with Mandolin Morning being recorded at Justin’s former studio, Soundhouse Recording, while Lilac was recorded at Daywind Studios in Nashville. Days of Thunder was recorded at White Room Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. Justin’s music can be heard on all major streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. It can also be purchased in digital form from his official website.
Away from music, Justin can be found spending time with his wife and four Miniature Australian Shepherds (Remy, Ruger, Maggie and Blue.) The couple operates a boarding kennel and enjoys taking road trips deep into the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia and Myrtle Beach. He is an avid woodworker, crafting items ranging from coffee tables to benches. In 2003, Justin created the Justin Mychals Child Cancer Foundation, which aimed to help families of those battling cancer pay day-to-day expenses. The foundation raised more than $400,000 before Justin stepped away, and it was rebranded as Lake Wylie Children’s Charity.